Thought for the month

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” Andrew Carnegie, businessman and philanthropist (1835-1919).

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and a polymath, considered that time is money and that wasting time was a great prodigality. Elon Musk may, or may not, ultimately deserve some mention in the history text books, only time will tell, but his email to employees last month has caused comment. Walking out of meetings once you cannot add value and side stepping the ‘chain of command’ being two suggested productivity enhancers. I think that he is on to something with the general theme, but if it starts to look like a good Dilbert cartoon then it is probably best to have a rethink.

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